One of our readers has asked this question. Anyone who would like to add some ideas may do so in the comments below.
"What can you tell me about fencing for a very small garden to keep out critters?" Read More
We had a question from a garden club member in South Portland. If you have any information or thoughts about this topic, please comment below.
"It sounds like we are going to have some issues in South Portland with winter moths. Have you heard anything about surrounding towns?" ---Martha J. Martenson
Spring Has Sprung
We finally have some spring-like weather! Now is the time to get out in the garden and start cleaning up the yard and prepping your garden beds. You can even do some planting! According to O'Donal's Nursery, it is not too late to plant spring bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, grape hyacinths and more...
You can also get your vegetable garden started by planting c... Read More
After getting slammed with snow yet again, it may be hard to believe that spring is actually just around the corner! We invite you to come celebrate the first week of spring with us at our second annual Maine Flower Show. There will be lots to see and do at the show this year. Take a sneak peek at some of the plants, flowers, shrubs and trees being grown by Pierson Nurseries:
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Forcing Flowers is a Tricky Business
Spring is fast approaching! The milder temperatures and longer days are reminders that winter will soon be ending. In anticipation of our second annual Maine Flower Show, we thought it might be interesting to show you the work that goes into forcing the plants and bulbs. It takes a lot of work, much more than most people realize. Forcing plants and flowers to ... Read More
Call for Volunteers
Would you like to volunteer for the Maine Flower Show this year? If so, you can sign up here! There are many varied tasks we need help with over the course of the show, and each four-hour shift earns you free admission to the show, and a free t-shirt. Prior to the start of the show, the volunteer opportunities include hanging posters and helping with set up. During the show ... Read More
Early Bird Tickets to Maine Flower Show
Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the garden enthusiast in your life? Why not take advantage of our early-bird sale on Maine Flower Show Tickets?! Until December 31st, all tickets to the weekend show are 20% off (excludes tickets to the Premiere Night). The second annual Maine Flower Show will return to Thompson's Point March 22nd-25th,... Read More
We were asked this question by a reader and wonder what your thoughts are about this topic. Post your responses below.
"I am a long time gardener, home landscaper and conservationist. Until a few years ago, I loved seeing all the bittersweet in the fall and would cut it to make decorations for indoor and outdoor use. Then I learned how invasive it is. Not only do I notice now how it is taking o... Read More
The Early Bird Gets the Worm!
Tickets for the 2018 Maine Flower Show are now on sale! Want to be an early-bird and get the worm? Buy your tickets for the 2018 Maine Flower Show at a hefty discount here: Early-Bird Tickets. Here's a look back at our inaugural show to remind you of why we need this color and beauty after a long, cold winter:
The second annual Maine Flower Show will take pl... Read More
The Maine Flower Show: March 21st-25th, 2018
We are excited to announce that our second annual Maine Flower Show will be held at Thompson's Point in Portland, Maine starting with the Premiere Night on Wednesday, March 21st and ending on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. The Maine Landscape and Nursery Association (MELNA) has organized and engaged hundreds of its members and volunteers to provide Main... Read More